The Thomas family reunion was scheduled for a campground in Idaho City (Idaho) this year. Jordan and I both wanted to attend, but since we're driving a Camry, have 4 dogs, and not enough room for 4 dogs, 2 adults and 4 dog kennels in our car (no, we're not going to show up without our dog kennels) we pretty much knew that there was no way that we were going to be able to drive up for the reunion. (We also found out that the campground does not allow dogs, and we didn't want the family to incur any additional penalties for us bringing them there.) So, Jordan stayed home with all the kids and I flew off to Idaho. I headed out of Oklahoma City and flew into Denver then on to Idaho.
(literally above the clouds.....................I wasn't on drugs)
I got in to Boise on Sunday the 10th. My little sister Jamie and her family came and picked me up. It was really cool to see them all since it's been just about 14 months since I'd seen them. My little sister and her husband were pretty much the same (not that many adults change THAT much in a year). Her little girl was a lot bigger, cuter and sweeter, so that was nice to get to see her. She is absolutely adorable. AND, she seemed really helpful with her little brother (who was not quite 2 weeks old when we moved out to Oklahoma).
Anyhoo, they took me to Parma to my parent's house where I was able to see my younger brother Brandon, my older brother Lorne and his family (wife Amy and kids Bodhi and Taylor), my older brother Robbie and his kids Jake, Matison and Seth. My dad showed up later that night too (he's been working and living in Wyoming--he's an electrician for a company out of Utah and that's where they had a contract at, so that's where they sent my dad).
My oldest brother Robbie
Robbie's youngest, Seth
Robbie's only daughter, Matison (aka Mattie)
Amy (at Red Robin)
The family reunion was Monday thru Thursday. Since dad had just gotten home, mom and dad did errands and stuff on Monday, and I pretty much just hung out around my parents and was happy to just do whatever. Tuesday we went up to the reunion and spent a couple hours, Wednesday we drove back up there and stayed the night since we were in charge of breakfast Thursday morning. Thursday morning dad got up and made breakfast before mom and I got up to do anything, so we were pretty much just there for moral support. -I didn't mind.
Jimmy, Kai, Allissa and Beckett
Me, Jimmy, Kai, Allissa and Beckett
Here is the picture that Beckett decided he needed to take of me.....
VERY UP CLOSE
Grandpa Thiel (Grandma was running around taking care of stuff like normal)
Ruby and her Daddy Mike
Ruby and Mike again
Mom Karen, Ruby and Daddy Mike
Me, Ruby, Karen and Mike
And Bodhi at Breakfast
And Lorne at Breakfast (I didn't have one of Amy at Breakfast because she was sitting right next to me and I was busy talking to her the whole time....)
Bodhi and I
Lorne and I
Lorne and I again
Me, Mom and Lorne
Lorne, Amy, Bodhi, and Taylor
Lorne and Amy
Taylor and I
Amy and I
(Taylor took this photo...pretty good, eh?)
Tina, Ron, Bodhi and Taylor
Tina, Amy, Ron, Bodhi and Taylor
Me, Mom, Lorne, Taylor and Bodhi
Me, Mom and Lorne
Bodhi and Taylor
Bodhi and Taylor again
Bodhi and I
Taylor, Me and Bodhi
Bodhi, Grandma Diane and Taylor
Brandon just chillin' at St. Luke's
Gotta have one with big sis!
Anyhoo, we only got in about 10 minutes late, and my husband was waiting for me there. AND, he brought the babies to see me too (Jack & Jill have been dubbed "the babies" at the house since they're the little guys). All in all, it was nice to come back home to my family, but I sure do miss Idaho!
Sorry it took me so long to post about my Idaho trip (I only typed the message and added pictures in no less than six sittings) so hopefully the gobs of pictures made up for it!!!